"I will bless the Lord at all times. His praise shall continually be in my mouth."
Looking at the calendar. Stores are packed. People buying.....gifts? Or, necessities?
The scriptures teach not to learn the way of the heathen. In the book of Jeremiah chapter 10 it speaks specifically to one of the ways of the heathen. The Bible says, "Thus saith the Lord, learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them. for the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe. They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not (Jeremiah 1:2-4).
There was a time when the only way to get a tree for 12/25 was to go cut one down. Now, it is done by companies and tree farmers. Now, many are artificial and look like trees. And still, the tree is decorated with gold and silver and other things to look "pretty". Gifts are bought and exchanged. Cards are bought and exchanged. And greeting are made, 'Merry Christmas'. But what does the bible teach? Is this date even found in the scriptures? No, it is now!!!
How is it that so many that say they love the Lord, are living for the Lord observing a day that Jesus did not teach to observe???? How is it that so many observe a day that was celebrated by the world BEFORE Jesus was born??? And why do so many get offended when the cry goes out to stop participating in the pagan celebration?
Many try to defend observing christmas. But, they can not use the Bible to do it. To defend christmas one has to use logic, personal choice or say they are following what was taught to them. Jesus never did say to celebrate his birthday. He just did not do it. And for those observing christmas because of tradition, understand that is not a tradition of the Lord. It is a tradition of mankind.
Colossians 2:8 says, "Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ."
All the history is there to support that Christmas is not of the Lord. It was not taught by Christ to his disciples to observe. In Matthew 28:20 Jesus told his disciples "teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you:" If you search the gospels, you will not find the Lord Jesus Christ teaching any of his followers to observe Christmas. Jesus Christ did not teach his disciples to observe the pagan holiday, christmas. He did not do it.
If one would check the history, one would fine that it started in Rome and as a means to get the Christians to participate they put Jesus in it. Just like what happened recently when Rome made a declaration to bless a certain relationship so 'more would come to the church'.?????? Are those that observe 12/25 going to now bless that 'certain relationship'???? How can they not?
May someone that is sincere about their salvation and living for the Lord read this and the prior bible study on this site and allow the Lord to reveal this truth to his or her heart. The main thing about it is the Bible does not teach it. And if the Bible says not to add to or take away from it, how in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth are those that say they follow Christ observing christmas??? How?? How??
Repent of this before it is too late. Revelation 22:14,15 speaks to those that are blessed (do His commandments) and those that are without and will not make it in to heaven. Revelation 21: 8 mentions some of the same sins. This verse goes a little bit farther and states, "shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death."
12/25 is a lie. It has nothing to do with Jesus Christ. There is an eternal price to pay taking part in this pagan day. Repent.